I know that in life and in our churches there can be a lot of “stirring up” that happens.
Sometimes this stirring is needed to bring things that have settled to the bottom back up to the top. And anything that needs to be scooped off the top as it surfaces can be dealt with.
Sometimes the stirring can be positive and sometimes the stirring can be negative. And sometimes it may seem to be negative at the beginning…but have positive results.
Hebrews tells us that our stirring should result in love and good works. We need to encourage one another – stir each other up – to love more abundantly and to serve others in greater works of goodness.
Lord, begin with me! Stir me up to love and good works!!
God is FAITHFUL! Don’t give up hope!!
It is good to serve and minister for the Lord. But, we need to make sure we are not doing it just out of a sense of obligation.
The WHY of our obedience and ministry and serving is important. As we journey in RELATIONSHIP with our precious Lord and with others…the why is answered by LOVE.
We serve the Lord out of our love for Him. We minister and serve others because we love them with the love of Christ.
And this Love pours forth from our time of drawing near to God and from our time of talking with Him (and listening). We need to move from a place of serving and ministering FOR God into a place of serving and ministering WITH God!
Beloved! God is calling us into closer relationship with Him! Are you ready?